In moments of boredom I often find myself irresistibly drawn to the like of the Dear Prudence column at Slate (see for instance http://the-toast.net/2015/10/01/signs-youre-about-to-write-a-dear-prudence-letter/
). Time and time again there are letters like, "My spouse systematically burned all of my possessions and in-between the ritual torture sessions constantly strives to undermine my self-esteem and also thinks I should quit my job to farm gold for a WoW account, but gosh I just love this person so much!
Do you think we should get a divorce?"
It seems rare to find accounts anywhere of people who are genuinely happy with a long-term relationship (or at least accounts that are not dominated by the latest hilarious antics of the wailing barf-cannon that resulted from the union). It is consequently very easy to believe that whatever benefits might result from pairing up with someone cannot possibly outweigh the risks.
as well as the ability to get your rocks off easy (or easier than before, at least in theory).
By some indications this ease is often tremendously exaggerated.